Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
I am unexpectedly weepy looking at this.
gosh that’s… moving in a really gentle kind of “mother your inner child” way…
It’s so good that I ALMOST SCROLLED PAST IT because I assumed they were just regular pictures
@fastkarate YOUR TWO MANGA FANDOMS COLLIDE
REMEMBER WHEN AMVS WERE A THING [LISTEN] ; a mix for all those afternoons spent browsing amvs on the youtube dot com [LISTEN] // 1. everytime we touch - cascada 2. it’s my life - bon jovi 3. bring me to life - evanescence 4. numb - linkin park 5. bad boy - cascada 6. girlfriend - avril lavigne 7. in the shadows - the rasmus 8. my immortal - evanescence 9. sacrifice - t.a.t.u. 10. how to save a life - the fray 11. in the end - linkin park
2005 in one image
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” - Nelson Mandela R.I.P (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)
So, the creators of Gantz and Ichi the Killer collaborated on a manga this week…! “Regalo” is the label under which Kodansha’s Morning magazine publishes special one-off comics, so I’m not expecting a continuation. From what I can gather, the story is about a nerdy high school boy who gives a girl access to a weird communal(?) dream state, where she is aghast over how other boys think about her, especially the local hunk, memorably depicted as humping away at a shower of boobs. Apparently girls mostly fantasize about fully-dressed male idols…? Or is this a deliberately male fantasy zone? Big smooch toward the end, which certainly feels like ‘nice guy’ wish-fulfillment, but maybe the text is a little more shaded… remember, I am illiterate. ZERO COMPREHENSION.
Note that Morning is almost *never* this sexually explicit; probably some star wattage getting thrown around…
(Yume-Onna, Hideo Yamamoto & Hiroya Oku)